Defence minister Rajnath Singh arrives in Jammu, likely to visit Rajouri

Srinagar: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday arrived in Jammu and is likely to visit Rajouri where 5 army personnel were killed in a blast during an encounter in Kandi forest area of the district yesterday.

An official told KNS that Rajnath Singh was received by Army Chief Manoj Pande and Lt Governor Manoj Sinha in Jammu.

He said that Singh will head towards Rajouri to take a security review of the ongoing situation in the area.

On Friday, 5 army soldiers were killed and an officer was injured after militants triggered a blast during an encounter in Kandi forest area.

Earlier, today army said that a militant has been killed while another one is likely injured as the operation resumed in Kandi forest area.

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